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The dates could differ by one day if you are in a different time zone. However please correct me if I'm wrong about any of the dates.
I have added the number of days between the updates and the interesting thing is that it's now 22 days since the last update. When do you think the next update will be?
i believe the pattern has now gone to keep us on our toes
Unlikely. Google is a commercial organisation. For Google to stay ahead in the SE game it needs to keep its databases as up-to-date as possible. It will also need to schedule its resources. I wouldn't mind betting that all Googles' activities are scheduled well in advance. Of course schedules change when circumstances demand, but every organisation tries to run to a schedule.
Enter "link:www.mysite.com" (without the quotes) in the google search box.
I have 4 or 5 PR4 sites linking directly to my home page url. One or two of them have a fair few outbound links and I am just "another" link on that page, but the rest are proper pages almost dedicated to linking to me and mentioning my site. These links have been in place for well over 3 months, yet Google has NEVER showed these up in its backlinks. Sorry only one of them is, but its a page on the open directory which happens to be PR4, and that's been there for ages.
I thought it was suspected that Google showed all PR4+ incoming links in the backlinks results. So either something has changed, or this was never the case, or they have to be PR4 but maybe some other factors in order to show up?
And a bummer, one inbound link was from a PR5 for ages, I waited for 2 months, and it never showed up in my backlinks results, then the page dropped to PR4. Damn.
I was a PR4 for around 3 months and around the same time as the PR5 page went back to PR4, I became a PR3 again, but I think mainly due to a pagerank scale change, because all my deep content pages(and I have lots) are always PR3.
Thanks very much!
I am very often on the first page and very often number one in the world for many niche phrases and have been this way for a long time even at PR3, I'm happy with my current search results, but these are just some mysteries I have..
My site was always a content-rich free user-aimed informative site. Its grown to be very popular and lots of regular members, and only now am I starting to sell some products that the members want. I am interested to see if I hold the same SERP positions once I add some pages on $'s and selling stuff. Maybe Google will detect me as going very slightly commercial and drop me back.
Cause competition is there now, so how GG is going to react?
Good question. It seems to me that the big "G" is sitting, watching, and waiting. Yea, the everflux may be a bit more than usual, but I find many of GG'uys statements of a "more fresh" directory are not quite on target - if anything the directory is less fresh than it has been since "Y" jumped ship.
The webmaster's are forced to wait, but I wonder if the surfer's have not noticed the lack of freshness and are checking out "Y" and others. I've seen a traffic increase from alternate engines, and I suspect others are noticing the same thing too.